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Headlines Edition

Saturday Headlines: Pity the wizard bunny.

Another of Cuomo's current aides has come forward with claims of sexual harassment by the governor. / The New York Times

See also: The surprise isn't that Cuomo is embroiled in scandals, but that he's finally being held to account for the toxicity he's cultivated. / Intelligencer

Dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program because they smoked weed. / The Daily Beast

People will die in 2050 because of white supremacy-induced decisions from 1850. / The Root

"We were always treated as guests in this nation." Alexander Chee and Cathy Park Hong discuss the pandemic's effect on anti-Asian violence. / GEN

The wildfires that torched millions of acres last year wiped out the country's pandemic-related clean air gains. / The Washington Post

Zeynep Tufekci outlines three ways the pandemic has improved science and health care. / The Atlantic

In Japan, a system designed to distinguish croissants from cake is being used to detect cancer cells. / The New Yorker

"Consider the quasi-commune," or a plea for admitting our interdependence. / Culture Study

One way to fight against Assad's destruction of Syria (at least, it would seem, as of 2017): building a library from the rubble. / The Guardian

Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics, set to begin in four months. / ESPN

A thread on the drama surrounding the New York Times's recently abandoned—but still active—Cooking Community Facebook group. / Twitter

Accusations of cheating are rampant in online chess, where it's sometimes difficult to define what "cheating" is, anyway. / WIRED

"Are old rap mp3s hip-hop's hottest new collectible?" / Okayplayer

Why today's conspiracy theorists love social media: Tiny posts leave no room to expound on the details of a supposed plot. / The Atlantic

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks in San Antonio moves a battered Donald Trump to the basement. / San Antonio Express-News

An enjoyable short film about the wizard bunny and other strange animals, probably more suited for you than your children. / The Morning News